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AB Seaman Salary

$48,536 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$1,145

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for an AB Seaman is $48,536 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an AB Seaman is between $35,847 and $59,104. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an AB Seaman. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Performs following tasks on board ship to watch for obstructions in vessel's path and to maintain equipment and structures: Stands watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel.
  • Measures depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadline, and telephones or shouts information to bridge.
  • Turns wheel on bridge or uses emergency steering apparatus to steer vessel as directed by mate, ship.
  • Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear.
  • Overhauls lifeboats and lifeboat gear and lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls.
  • Paints and chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship.
  • Must hold certificate issued by us government.
  • When working aboard vessels carrying liquid cargoes, must hold tanker operator's certificate.
  • May stow or remove cargo from ship's hold.
  • May be concerned with only one phase of duties, as maintenance of ship's gear and decks or watch duties.
AB Seaman Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Sailors and Marine Oilers

Job family population: 32,220

Estimated population of AB Seaman jobs: 10,990

Rate of error: 6.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,267
5 Year Change:
16 %
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AB Seaman Job Listings for United States

Able Bodied Seaman
Dec 5
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Signet Maritime Corporation
Able Bodied Seaman (AB) Reports to: Captain-Mate / Operations Manager / Port Captain JOB DESCRIPTION Summary / Objective Responsible for job assignments issued by Captain or Mate, including ship ...
Deck Crew Supervisor
Dec 10
us
Virgin Voyages
Responsible in conjunction with the Bosun for the on-the-job training of the ship's deck ratings with AB and Ordinary Seaman rank. * Handles ropes and cables during mooring, berthing and departing ...

The average pay for an AB Seaman is $48,536 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an AB Seaman is between $35,847 and $59,104. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an AB Seaman. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Able Bodied Seaman
Dec 5
us
Signet Maritime Corporation
Able Bodied Seaman (AB) Reports to: Captain-Mate / Operations Manager / Port Captain JOB DESCRIPTION Summary / Objective Responsible for job assignments issued by Captain or Mate, including ship ...
Deck Crew Supervisor
Dec 10
us
Virgin Voyages
Responsible in conjunction with the Bosun for the on-the-job training of the ship's deck ratings with AB and Ordinary Seaman rank. * Handles ropes and cables during mooring, berthing and departing ...
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